Police: Man High On Drugs Grabbed Sergeant’s Gun At City Hall

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Police in Beaverton, Ore., say they used a stun gun seven times on an 18-year-old man accused of grabbing a sergeant’s gun inside City Hall and firing a shot, but eventually more officers were needed to subdue him.

Authorities allege Jared Steven Leone of Seattle was high on drugs and hallucinating when he entered City Hall’s police records division and started running in circles Friday. Court records say Leone told a clerk he was “overdosing on mushrooms.”

Surveillance video shows Leone struggling with three officers when he allegedly grabbed Sgt. Robert Davis’ gun. No one was hit by the bullet, but Davis suffered a separate shoulder injury.

KING-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1ciW8Aq ) Leone broke pair of metal handcuffs during the fight, but nine officers eventually were able to restrain him.

Leone was arraigned Monday on charges including assaulting an officer and unlawful use of a weapon. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.

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